Book Reviews

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Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 9+
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 9+
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
age 9+
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
age 9+
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 9+
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
age 9+
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
age 9+
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
By Annie Bryant
(2005)
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 9+
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
By Annie Bryant
(2007)
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)

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